We hope that neighbors have all received this in your mailbox already, but if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet our summer edition is now online here!
Give a listen and get a look at all the musical groups performing at Kingfield PorchFest 2018: either on our website or on Facebook at Kingfield PorchFest 2018! We are also linked on Make Music Day Twin Cities in partnership with VEGA Productions!
If you want a map of the entire event, remember they are available at the Kingfield Farmers’ Market on Sunday June 17 for the presale price of $10, printed on a 100% cotton sky blue bandana and bundled with offers from some of our fabulous sponsors which are: Butter Bakery, Twin Town Guitars, Victor’s 1959 Cafe, The Lowbrow, and Pilot! Buy one at the market and you will get the treat of getting to hear one of our local PorchFest musicians, Edie Rae!
by CURA’s Neighborhood Organizing and Leadership Program
Thursday February 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Stassen Room 170, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S (U of M West Bank)
Who is this for?
The training is open to people of color who want to join their neighborhood board and create local change so they are prepared to run at their neighborhood association or district council annual meeting elections, or want to inquire about board vacancies in their community. (Note: KFNA’s Board election is coming up on March 7th, 2018 at The Aliveness Project!)
If you are a Person of Color or know a Person of Color interested in joining their neighborhood association, CURA’s Neighborhood Organizing and Leadership Program is looking for participants for a free training to empower and assist them in their journey toward leadership. We are looking for People of Color that want to create change and fight injustice in their community through neighborhood board membership.
For more information or to register, interested participants should fill out this registration form.
Questions? Email Malik Holt-Shabazz at email@example.com or call 612-791-7734.
If you have questions specific to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board and the upcoming election on March 7th at 7 PM (potluck beforehand at 6 PM) email Sarah Linnes-Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-823-5980.
Community Values Platform Statement
|The purpose of this Community Values Statement is to clearly articulate values, issues and positions that each of our neighborhoods share. Some of these values will be specific while others are more abstract.
The intention of this shared statement is not to take away the independence of our unique neighborhoods or prevent us from having diversities of opinion, but rather, help us identify areas where we can come together and collectively take action and move policy to make our communities more habitable for those who struggle the most.
From the Bryant, Central, Kingfield, and Lyndale Neighborhood Organizations
Our neighborhoods along the 35W corridor have a long history of racial and economic disparities that can be traced back generations. The construction of the freeway literally and figuratively created a barrier through our neighborhoods that has contributed to disparate economic opportunities, uneven property values and redevelopment opportunities, differing access to public education, displacement of African Americans and their homes, racially concentrated areas of poverty in our immigrant communities, and policies and practices that have stood in the way of building one community that reaches its fullest potential.
Over the last few years, we have seen increased economic development in all our neighborhoods. While our neighborhoods welcome economic development that creates opportunities for all our residents, without a holistic approach and response from neighborhoods these developments can lead to: gentrification, further displacement of people of lower income (largely people of color), and further increase in the racial inequities between our communities and neighborhoods.
We believe that neighborhood organizations can, and need to, play a role in helping identify and address disparities that stand in the way of our neighborhoods all being compelling places to live, work, play and invest. We understand and appreciate that these values may manifest themselves differently in each neighborhood and while we know that these common themes make us stronger, we also celebrate the diversity in individual neighborhood priorities. [Read more…]